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Women's Commission Presses for Equal Pay/ Sick Day Bills

By Colleen Quinn STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JUNE 13, 2012….Women across the state face an frightening rate of poverty as they age because many work lower-paying or part-time jobs that leave them without pensions and retirement savings, according to the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women. Commission members gathered for their

Beyond race in the Trayvon Martin case

Anthony Thames Spare Change News On April 11, 2012, George Zimmerman was arrested and formally charged with the murder of Trayvon Martin in Seminole County, Florida. Special Prosecutor Angela Corey gave a courageous and moving press conference in which she detailed the state of Florida’s intentions to prosecute Zimmerman for second degree murder. What was

Guest Editorial: How You Can Stop Abuse

Marylou Sudders Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children April is both National Child Abuse Prevention month and Sexual Assault Awareness month. Their co-occurrence has particular significance given the number of high profile reports of sexual abuse perpetrated by individuals in positions of authority within respected institutions which have come to light in

Trayvon Martin and the Failure to See Past Race

Anthony Thames Spare Change News On February 26, 2012, 17-yearold Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a self-appointed Neighborhood Watch captain in Sanford, Florida. News reports have somewhat described the encounter between these two individuals primarily through live audio with Mr. Zimmerman calling 911 after seeing a “suspicious person” (Martin) roaming the

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